senate Bill S3502

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory acceptance of empty beverage containers

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 05, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

S3502 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง27-1007, En Con L

S3502 - Summary

Relates to mandatory acceptance of empty beverage containers.

S3502 - Sponsor Memo

S3502 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3502

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  mandatory acceptance of empty beverage containers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of section
27-1007 of the environmental conservation law, as added by section 4  of
part  SS  of  chapter  59  of  the  laws of 2009, are amended to read as
follows:
  (a) A dealer shall accept at his or her place  of  business,  PROVIDED
THAT  SUCH  PLACE OF BUSINESS IS NOT LESS THAN TWO THOUSAND SQUARE FEET,
from a redeemer any empty beverage  containers  of  the  design,  shape,
size, color, composition and brand sold or offered for sale by the deal-
er, and shall pay to the redeemer the refund value of each such beverage
container  as  established in section 27-1005 of this title. Redemptions
of refund value must be in legal tender, or a scrip or  receipt  from  a
reverse  vending  machine,  provided  that  the  scrip or receipt can be
exchanged for legal tender for a period of  not  less  than  sixty  days
without  requiring the purchase of other goods. The use or presence of a
reverse vending machine shall not relieve a dealer  of  any  obligations
imposed pursuant to this section. If a dealer utilizes a reverse vending
machine  to  redeem  containers,  the dealer shall provide redemption of
beverage containers when the reverse vending machine  is  full,  broken,
under  repair  or  does  not accept a type of beverage container sold or
offered for sale by such dealer and may not limit the hours or  days  of
redemption except as provided by subdivision three of this section.
  2.  A dealer shall post a conspicuous sign, at the point of sale, that
states:
                     "NEW YORK BOTTLE BILL OF RIGHTS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08619-01-3

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